Palm Bay: Freudian Slip?

A “Freudian slip” is defined as:

a slip of the tongue that is motivated by and reveals some unconscious aspect of the mind

Wikipedia says:

A Freudian slip, also called parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that occurs due to the interference of an unconscious subdued wish or internal train of thought. The concept is part of classical psychoanalysis. Classical examples involve slips of the tongue, but psychoanalytic theory also embraces misreadings, mishearings, temporary forgettings, and the mislaying and losing of objects.

The reason we are talking about this is that during the comments on the Waste Management contract at the Palm Bay City Council meeting of February 7, 2019, Councilman Santiago makes this statement which can be found on page 5 of our transcript:

None of us has done nothing wrong.


That’s a double negative which turns the negative statement into a positive statement meaning they have done something wrong.

Freudian slip? Poor grammar?

You decide.

(Before anyone goes off, this post is a bit of tongue in cheek. Speaking extemporaneously is not easy and we often forgive “what did they just say?” moments.)

One Response to “Palm Bay: Freudian Slip?”

  1. Theresa Woodring says:

    Let’s not forget for 3 yrs he was like a Tres Jr. Stuck by his side no matter how it made him look. Now he wants to make the people think he cares about us, just because the election year is coming up. I hope people don’t fall for it.